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Posted on: April 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Community Resources


COVID-19 Community Resources and Information:

Food Distribution Programs:

 Feeding Westchester will be having scheduled drive thru food distribution locations. In order to receive service, individuals will need to fill out a form to be notified of the next distribution’s time and location. To access the form please go to .

RideConnect of Family Services of Westchester has set up a shopping program for older adults to help keep them safely at home. Volunteers get a client’s grocery list, do the shopping and drop the groceries off at the client. If you need help shopping for groceries or medications, call them at (914) 242-7433.

Meals on Wheels White Plains delivers meals to households in White Plains - (914) 946-6878.   Making deliveries twice a week,  providing a frozen meal for the days they don’t visit. They have initiated a no-contact delivery method.

Lifting Up Westchester operates a Soup Kitchen at 33 Church Street. Meals are served from 10:30 – 11:30 am every Monday through Friday.

The White Plains Community Action Partnership Emergency Food Pantry is open by appointment only. (914) 428-7030

Feeding Westchester 

every Thursday from 1PM-3PM

First Seventh Day Adventist Church Food Pantry

180 Juniper Hill Rd. White Plains 10607

Pre-bagged goods.

El Centro Hispano
Operating from the Post Road School
175 W Post Rd, White Plains, NY 10606
April 16th, May 7th, May 21st, June 4th, June 18th at 3:00 p.m.
Food will be distributed through the Soundview entrance. 

Ridgeway Alliance
465 Ridgeway, White Plains, NY 10605
(914) 949-3714
Monday 10:00-2:00 p.m.
Tuesdays 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Wednesdays 10:00-2:00 p.m.
Fridays 10:00-2:00 p.m. (Not every Friday, should call)

First Baptist Church
456 North Street White Plains 10605
(914) 946-5207 (No set hours please call)

White Plains Schools Food Distribution

Make the Road New York

46 Waller Ave, White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 948-8466
Once a week. Must call to make an appointment.

George Washington Elementary School Food Pantry

Friday, April 17

 100 Orchard Street White Plains, NY 10604

 914 422-2380

Ecumenical Food Pantry

Friday, April 17,  10 AM - 1PM

Thomas Slater Center 

2 Fisher Court, White Plains


White Plains Youth Bureau

Monday April 20, 9 AM - 2PM

Eastview School Building

11 Amherst Place 


Supermarket Special Hours/Lanes 

Whole Foods—Customers over 60 can shop one hour early, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. each day

Stop and Shop ( both on Westchester Avenue and on North Broadway)—Customers over 60 as well as customers with compromised immune systems can shop from 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. each day.

ShopRite in City Center—Customers over 60 can shop from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. each day

Trader Joe’s in Hartsdale—Seniors have a special shopping line from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. each day

H Mart in Hartsdale—The first hour each day, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., is reserved for seniors, pregnant women and the handicapped.

Community Organizations

City of White Plains Recreation and Parks is sending out a weekly newsletter for all ages. Call 422-1336 to be added to the email list.

United Way of Westchester and Putnam has a 24/7 help line. Dial 211 and press “2” for connections to Coronavirus-related resources.

DOROT of Westchester offers a Telephone Friends program for people over 60 who would like to develop a connection with a volunteer over the phone. Call Cippi Harte at (914) 573-8906.

DOROT also offers University without Walls, classes held over the phone, for people over 60. Call 877-819-9147. Go to more information.

Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS) has geriatric care managers available to assist seniors (age 60 and over) by phone. Their staff can provide information and referrals to help seniors get what they need at this time. Seniors can call Judy Fink at 914-761-0600, ext. 2340.

Many local restaurants are still offering curbside pickup, takeout, and/or delivery. Some food delivery apps, including UberEats, are waiving their delivery fee. If a restaurant isn’t on an app, ordering is sometimes available on their website or by phone.  For a list of White Plains restaurants offering Take Out: 

Helpful links:

Westchester County Coronavirus information

NY State Coronavirus Information

White Plains Hospital Coronavirus Information

Sign up for the City of White Plains Emergency Notification System


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